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that it is safe. >> reporter: today senate subcommittee wrestles with the question of what to do with america's nuclear plant waste. >> we've utterly failed to properly manage the risk from irradiated fuel stored at our nation's nuclear power plants. >> reporter: while the administration continued its efforts to turn attention to energy, republicans accused the president and democrats of -- >> fake solutions that only aim to distract people from what they're really up to. >> reporter: back at the gas station, there is little care about politics, only pain. >> i just shake my head. >> reporter: as gas prices continue their rise. >>> when news4 at 4:00 continues, why willy nelson won't have to sing in court after all. >>> also ahead, a sex scandal involving italy's prime now has actor george clooney involved. why world famous heartthrobs are getting dragged into this soap opera. >>> las vegas' crime history i am a sneeze whisperer. i am an allergy analyst. bermuda grass. ragweed. willow. i am a dander decoder. chihuahua. i am a target pharmacist. ask me about allergy relief. >>> the killer whal
. >> reporter: the rules of divorce have changed, and for the more than 1 million marriages ending in america this year, knowing them could be the difference between an amicable split and having an all-out divorce war. rule number one, it may start out with love, but marriage is also a business arrangement. rule number two, divorce settlements are not final. in 1988, after 18 years of marriage, margaret spindlan howard files for divorce from her husband. during the proceedings she suspected him of underrepresenting his wealth. but margaret couldn't prove it. and she reluctantly accepted an arbitration agreement of $750,000. margaret spent the next 15 years following the hidden money and found it. her new settlement? $15 million. >> don't ever give up. you know, there's another leaf to turn, something to do. >> margaret's story leads us to rule number three. you cannot hide your assets. today there are forensic accountants to follow the money through a marriage and make sure you disclose everything. >> if you're able to hide from the government, what makes you think you can hide it from your w
of tiger blood? >> the united states of america is the most successful nation the world has ever known. >> the point of the video is "winning!" >> the concept here was based on a tiger woods video, and the political candidate's video, as well. charlie sheen's people are going to whittle this down. the 250 semi finalists down to 50. no word on when that will happen, or when the winner will be selected or why any of us should really care. it's fun -- it's always fun to see what's happening with dollarly sheen. >> did he ask for an intern with tiger blood? >> yes. that's part of the criteria. you have to have tiger blood, whatever that means. >> yeah, whatever. >>> when elizabeth taylor died, she left us with a lot more than an incredible film legacy. >> she left behind a financial empire and facts that shed new light on her life. >> reporter: she was among the last of the true hollywood legends. now it seems elizabeth taylor's legacy may be matched only by the vast fortune she left behind. >> elizabeth taylor is probably the greatest example of a celebrity who took their image and turned
.e.t. and apologized for what happened on "good morning america" tuesday. producers found his dressing room trashed. brown says he didn't mean to starts anyone, but felt he was being exploited. he was asked repeatedly about his guilty plea for assaulting singer and then girlfriend rihan rihanna. brown says those questions were not on the talking points he had been given. abc news says there were no talking points offered. brown says he tried to stay calm, and then took his frustration out when he finished his performance. >>> jury selection began today in los angeles in the trial of michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray, accused of giving jackson a deadly amount of the drug propofol prior to the singer's death. >> stephanie stanton has the story from los angeles. >> doctor conrad murray arrived at the l.a. criminal court building and entered through the front door for the first phase of his voluntary manslaughter trial. the judge said there were about 160 potential jurors today to pick from. the first step is a financial hardship questionnaire. >> is to get rid of the people who would be devastat
. will the libyan revolution spark a change in america? >> the policy to make certain we're not held hostage to oil and instability in the middle east. >> reporter: it would have to come from president obama. but congress would have to pass it, meaning a compromise needed between the car crowd and the drill, baby drill, team. steve handelsman, news4, capitol hill. >>> traffic is bad in our area. but now there is a study that shows us that it is really bad. according to a report by a traffic tracking company, d.c. is the fourth worst city in the nation for traffic. people lose an average of 63 minutes on i-95 in virginia, 48 minutes on the beltway in montgomery county. workers also found congestion across the country grew by 11% last year. the only cities with more traffic than us, los angeles, new york and chicago, and generally thursday is the worst day for traffic. monday is the best. >>> as winter slowly comes to an end, virginia's department of transportation will be out there hitting the pavement really hard. governor bob mcdonald announced a new pothole blitz campaign today. he said more than
. >> volkswagen of america is recalling 71,000 2011 jet at thats. they need to reconfigure the wiring connected to the horn. they have not received any reports of accidents and owners of the effected vehicles will be notified by mail. >>> a new study shows that going through full-body airport scanners does not pose a significant radiation risk. researchers at the university of california san francisco estimated the potential risks for frequent travelers. they found that for 750 million flights taken by 100 million passengers, 6 cancers could be linked to airport screeners. according to the report, a passenger would have to go through the scanner 50 times to get the same amount of radiation exposure as they would get in one dental x-ray. >>> a food fight at a fast food restaurant led to a felony charge. this youtube video of the scene has scored hundreds of thousands of hits. it's a burger king employee in florida who told police the customer was complaining about her order and suddenly started hitting them and throwing things at them. and at one point, she jumped on to the counter and hit an em
of "good morning america" today. >> yeah, what a finish. the network says the show's hair and makeup staff heard loud noises coming from brown's dressing room and called security. they found his dressing room trashed including a smashed window, all after he was asked about his 2009 assault on singer, then girlfriend rihanna. abc news says, quote, as always we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with mr. brown. >>> lindsay lohan isn't the only member of her family in hot legal trouble now. her father has been arrested in connection with a domestic dispute. >> michael lohan's accused of holding his girlfriend against her will, and assault. both are felonies. lohan was booked monday night in west hollywood. bail was set at $200,000. the girlfriend's name was not released. lohan has had previous run-ins with the law involving girlfriends. his daughter, lindsay, meanwhile is still fighting that stolen necklace charge. >>> from internet sensation to internet scorn, a 13-year-old california girl is on track to earn $1 million by what is called
are burning the most fuel. while the average commute in america is just over 25 minutes, the worst commutings are in california and metro washington, d.c., with commutes of 40 to nearly 50 minutes each way. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >>> and it's not just the cost to drive, but the cost to fly that's also taking off. the difference is that airline fare increases have been more of a two steps forward, one step backward affair. major airlines have raised fares about a half dozen times already this year. but they've caved when the low-cost carryiers undercut them on price. still, analysts believe it's not a question of if airlines will raise fares again burks by how much. we may still be able to find deals by just being more diligent. >>> montgomery county could be joining the district with a tax on grocery bags. county executive ike leg it introduced a proposal that would create a 5-cent fee for paper or plastic bags at grocery stores. it would reduce waste on the county roads, encourage people to bring reusable bags. the measure now goes before the county council. if approved, it woul
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